ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 20, 2017

See: Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

K56 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia
Excludes1
  • congenital stricture or stenosis of intestine (Q41-Q42)
  • cystic fibrosis with meconium ileus (E84.11)
  • ischemic stricture of intestine (K55.1)
  • meconium ileus NOS (P76.0)
  • neonatal intestinal obstructions classifiable to P76.-
  • obstruction of duodenum (K31.5)
  • postprocedural intestinal obstruction (K91.3-)
  • stenosis of anus or rectum (K62.4)

More specific codes for Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

  • K56.0 - Paralytic ileus
  • K56.1 - Intussusception
  • K56.2 - Volvulus
  • K56.3 - Gallstone ileus
  • K56.4 - Other impaction of intestine
    • K56.41 - Fecal impaction
    • K56.49 - Other impaction of intestine
  • K56.5 - Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postinfection)
    • K56.50 - Intestinal adhesions [bands], unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
    • K56.51 - Intestinal adhesions [bands], with partial obstruction
    • K56.52 - Intestinal adhesions [bands] with complete obstruction
  • K56.6 - Other and unspecified intestinal obstruction
    • K56.60 - Unspecified intestinal obstruction
      • K56.600 - Partial intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
      • K56.601 - Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
      • K56.609 - Unspecified intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
    • K56.69 - Other intestinal obstruction
      • K56.690 - Other partial intestinal obstruction
      • K56.691 - Other complete intestinal obstruction
      • K56.699 - Other intestinal obstruction unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
  • K56.7 - Ileus, unspecified
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Questions related to K56 Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

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